Monica Candal Rahim

Guest Blogger

Principal, Education Research Solutions

New Orleans, Louisiana

Monica Candal Rahim has worked in the education sector for over 10 years—as a classroom teacher, researcher, bureaucrat, policy analyst and advocate.

Her research has focused on training and professional development in mathematics for elementary teachers, on the experiences of Black youth in middle schools, and on parent involvement among minority parents.

She is principal at Education Research Solutions, a consulting firm that works with nonprofit organizations, charter schools, and foundations around a range of educational issues, including ESSA implementation, early learning systems, and authentic stakeholder engagement. She is also the editor at EdLIFE, a website for teachers about everything that isn’t teaching.

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Posted Mar. 24, 2017

Chris Emdin’s SXSWedu Talk Just Might Have Converted Me From a Frenemy of Education to a Friend

I recently received a text from a friend: “Watch this. Worth every minute. Eager to hear your thoughts.” She had…

By Monica Candal Rahim

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Posted Oct. 12, 2021

Q&A With Paige Kowalski: Getting Transparent About Student Data

Student data. Standardized testing. Accountability. These words set off a lot of big feelings among parents, educators and policymakers — especially fear and anger. Controversies…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Oct. 13, 2021

6 Ways We Can Help Reverse COVID Learning Loss for English Learners

Twenty-one months have passed since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national emergency. With a new school year underway, the United States (U.S.) public school system…

By Pedro Olvera

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Posted Oct. 8, 2021

Your Thanksgiving Clip Art and Crafts Might Be Microaggressions. Here’s How to Do Better.

In March, Dr. Seuss Enterprises decided to cease publication of six of the prolific writer’s works due to his demeaning caricatures of non-white ethnicities. This…

By B. Manker, Ed.D

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